Tax

Freshfields tax partner exits in Germany

Another tax partner based in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Frankfurt office has left the firm. Tobias Teufel, who was promoted to partner in 2010, is to part ways with the magic circle player after working in its corporate tax practice, advising banking and financial services clients. A firm spokesperson said: “The firm and Tobias Teufel have […]

germany

Coronavirus forces German court to expedite first cum-ex trial

The German court handling the first cum-ex trial has decided to expedite the legal proceedings due to challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic. The Bonn District Court announced it will expedite the case against two British bankers, Martin S and Nicolas D. Both worked at the London office of German bank HypoVereinsbank (HVB) and are […]

Scalpel

MoFo recruits from the Big Four in latest partner addition

As an increasing number of firms look to boost their tax ranks in the City, Morrison & Foerster has brought in a Kirkland & Ellis-trained partner to boost its group. In May, the US firm will take on EY partner Sophie Allen, who spent six years at the Big Four accountancy firm and was previously […]

new york

Freshfields continues New York hiring spree with Latham recruit

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has added an employee benefits partner in New York from Latham & Watkins, following on from the magic circle firm’s recruitment of a Cleary quartet last year. Lori Goodman will make the jump from the US to magic circle firm, becoming a partner in its US executive compensation and employee benefits practice, […]

germany

Cum-ex defendant on trial: large law firms “part of the industry”

Judgment is expected to be handed down this month in the first cum-ex-related trial to be heard in the German courts. Martin S, a former City banker at German bank HypoVereinsbank (HVB), is a defendant in the case, along with fellow British banker, Nicolas D. The pair have been accused of “aggravated tax evasion” for […]

exit

DLA Piper partner moves back to Greenberg after 18 months

Greenberg Traurig has reeled back tax partner Clive Jones, just a year and a half after he left for DLA Piper. Jones returns to Greenberg after first joining in 2016, as part of the diaspora from King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) UK collapse. He opted to move to Greenberg as part of a six partner team, […]

Linklaters

Simpson Thacher hires Linklaters’ London head of tax

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has made its first City partner hire in just over a year, bringing in Linklaters’ former head of global tax to its office. Yash Rupal will make the move to the US firm having been a partner at the magic circle firm since 1996. He represents a range of corporates, financial […]

germany

Freshfields client defends choice to instruct firm amid cum-ex scandal

German listed Infineon has defended its choice to instruct Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, after one of its shareholders challenged the decision’s ethical standards due to the magic circle firm’s involvement in the cum-ex scandal. The shareholder, named Jakob Ziemes of J. Ziemes Mineralölhandel GmbH, raised the concerns to Infineon Technologies AG’s upcoming general meeting in a […]

Luxembourg

CMS reorganises in Luxembourg with Dentons team hire

CMS has replenished its ranks in Luxembourg with a team hire from Dentons, including the latter’s former office managing partner. Frédéric Feyten was Dentons’ managing partner in Luxembourg and is joined by of counsel Jean-Dominique Morelli in CMS’s tax department. Morelli joins CMS as a partner. Dentons corporate partners Gérard Maitrejean and Pawel Hermeliński have […]

germany

Reed Smith hires Ashurst duo in Frankfurt

Reed Smith has added its first dedicated tax partner to its Frankfurt offices from Ashurst, the second US outfit to add a partner in the city in two days. Martin Bünning, a tax lawyer and adviser had been with the UK firm for just three years and made the move to Reed Smith joining its […]

London city

Pinsents hires from HMRC to boost tax fraud group

Pinsent Masons has hired from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to bolster its litigation and tax teams, bringing in the former head of the department’s offshore corporate and wealth enforcement team, Andrew Sackey. This is Pinsents’ second lateral in three months, building on the arrival of Fieldfisher’s Nicole Jadeja in life sciences back in September. […]